How does acupuncture work?


Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites--commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines and linaments.

Pi Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinic

Dr. Pi is a participating provider for several health insurance companies, including Cigna, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Health First, No-Fault Insurance(eg. Geico State Farm, etc). But because coverage for acupuncture varies with different plans, you will need to check with your insurance provider to determine your eligibility. For any and all plans, Dr. Pi will happily complete forms for reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses. An acupuncture session generally costs $65 - $85; Dr. Pi will discuss your particular situation on your first visit.

Our treatment methods include Chinese Acupuncture, Acupressure, Herbal Medicine, Foot Bath & Foot Reflexology, and Moxibustion, Cupping, and Gua Sha Therapies.

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